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North Korea sends hundreds of balloons with waste to South Korea

More than 200 balloons with garbage were detected since the end of this Tuesday in eight of nine provinces of South Korea

Hundreds of balloons filled with waste were reportedly sent by the Democratic Republic of Korea (known as North Korea) to the border with South Korea, a few days after Pyongyang threatened to respond to the sending of propaganda against its government by activists from the South.

The South Korean army reported this Wednesday that more than 200 balloons have been detected, he reported EFE.

The balloons began to be sighted late on Tuesday, when the Army began to detect unidentified flying objects in the border areas of the South Korean provinces of Gyeonggi and Gangwon, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

The artifacts have been found in eight of South Korea's nine provinces and are now being analyzed, the BBC reports.

Although consignments of this type were sent by the North across the border in 2016 and 2018, this would be the largest shipment detected to date.

In this regard, the authorities have asked citizens to refrain from outdoor activities, while the South Korean army also warned that the balloons or the plastic bags attached to them should not be touched because they contain "garbage and waste."

Both North and South Korea have used balloons in their propaganda campaigns since the Korean War in the 1950s.

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